The Beverly Hilton has completed a refresh of its meeting and event spaces as the first phase of a larger renovation project.
Designed by Texas-based Paul Duesing Partners, the firm overseeing the entire project, the hotel’s Beverly Hills and Wilshire Ballrooms, as well as its California Terrace, now have a neutral color palette of soft shades of grey, beige and white, complemented by warm, subtle metallic hints. Tech enhancements include a new built-in stage; built-in theatrical lighting; projection booths and private loading access. The spaces are flexible, accommodating up to 850 guests; and with a retractable wall of windows, also flow onto the California Terrace, giving way to the Gardens Collection, a trio of outdoor event settings.
Coming up, all accommodations will be revamped in a residential style with notes of teal and slate, complemented by pops of crisp white and blush pink with luxe metallic and glass accents and custom furnishings. In-room enhancements include updated technology to control lighting and temperature, new phones and oversized smart TVs, loaded with streaming services.
Echoing the more playful, urban resort vibe of the property’s Oasis collection of accommodations, the Oasis lobby will incorporate floral fabrics and bright hues of pink, turquoise, yellow, green and blue. Additionally, a new social area will be created in the outdoor courtyard with oversized games such as Jenga and cornhole, as well as chairs and other seating arrangements to encourage gathering.
The main reception lobby will aim to provide a residential feel. Other additions include a custom designed blush pink and gold carpet emblazoned with a modern starburst motif, a stylized take on the hotel’s symbol, and plush sofas and ottomans in light, neutral colors.
Early next year, The Beverly Hilton’s signature poolside restaurant, Circa 55, will brighten up with lively palm tree wallcoverings, accented with white rattan, teal and blush pink seating and dramatic pops of glossy black and white. In a nod to the hotel’s early days, vintage lifesavers, swim caps and swimsuits, housed in translucent lightboxes will dot the walls, paying homage to the 1950’s and iconic Aqua Star Pool.